President Kaberuka pays visit to Nigeria

11/08/2015
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The President of the African Development Bank, Donald Kaberuka, on Monday, August 10, 2015, made his last official trip to Nigeria as he prepares to hand over leadership of the Bank to Akinwumi Adesina in September.

In a State House visit to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, Kaberuka expressed his assurance that the AfDB will continue to support economic projects in Nigeria.

President Buhari had earlier remarked that with the shock of falling oil prices, lack of revenue and insecurity, Nigerian elites must provide guidance in their communities, and also lead the economy on the right path. He also mentioned that his administration would welcome more support from the AfDB for projects in versatile sectors such as agriculture that can easily be explored to create more jobs for unemployed Nigerians.

Kaberuka also held a brief meeting with the Emir of Kano, His Royal Highness Sanusi II, and AfDB President-elect Adesina before his departure later that afternoon.